New Mexico governor signs REAL ID bill on driver's licenses

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8 March 2016
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National News
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After years of pressuring lawmakers and facing criticism from immigrant [illegal alien] rights groups, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that revises the state's immigrant [illegal alien] driver's license law and puts New Mexico in compliance with tougher federal identification requirements.
...state residents won't need a U.S. passport to board a commercial flight as initially feared.
Under the new bill, New Mexico will stop issuing driver's licenses to new immigrant [and illegal alien]  applicants regardless of legal status. Immigrants in the country illegally will be able to get a driver's authorization card by submitting fingerprints...
In addition, residents will have the option to get REAL ID compliant driver's licenses or driver's authorization cards.
The REAL ID Act requires proof of legal U.S. residency for those who want to use state identification to access certain areas of federal facilities. New Mexico had no such requirement...


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